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What Size Radiator Do I Need for My Bathroom?

3 July 2019

At The Heating Boutique we would never underestimate the difference a radiator will make to the style and the look of the room, but its primary purpose is to keep your bathroom heated. When choosing a radiator, making sure it is suitable to heat your room efficiently should, therefore, be the primary criteria, before you consider the design.

How do you know what size radiator you need?

What kind of radiator is necessary to heat your room is not dependent on the size, but on it’s heat output, measured in BTU (British Thermal Unit). A BTU is defined as the amount of energy necessary to heat up a pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Often, larger radiators do have larger heat outputs with higher BTUs, but not always. When choosing a radiator you need to match the heating requirements of your room, with the BTU of your chosen radiator.

A plumber or electrician can work out the exact BTU for your room, but in most cases, an estimate is suitable.

What affects the BTU requirements?

There are two factors that affect the BTU. Firstly, the temperature you wish to keep the room at. Secondly, the rate of heat loss from the room. One of the biggest factors that will affect this is the size of the room, but other features are important, such as what is above and below the room, what type of windows your bathroom has, the kind of walls and whether they are outside or inside walls. All of these features give guidance on what sort of heat loss the room will experience and what BTU will be required to maintain the desired temperature.

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Modern Metal Radiator Colour Choices

5 June 2019

Silver radiatorHere at The Heating Boutique, we have an extensive range of designer radiators suitable for any home. A quick browse through our online store will give you some idea of the sheer size of our selection and the significant number of design points available to our customers. Indeed, if you’re looking to reinvigorate your house with a charming new set of radiators, the choice alone can be daunting.

Let’s lessen the burden by tackling just one single aspect of the design: the colour.

Anthracite radiators

Anthracite is one of our customers’ most popular picks for a modern-looking radiator, and it’s easy to see why. The smoky matt finish you achieve with this material is quite unlike any other and produces a stylish effect with even the most minimalist design.

Chrome radiators

Naturally reflective, chrome radiators are a great addition to a smaller property. Not only are the radiators themselves delightfully slimline but they also give the illusion of extra space.

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